Not all courses described in the Course and Program Catalogue are offered each year. For a list of course offerings in 2019-2020, please consult the class search website.
The following conventions are used for course numbering:
- 010-099 represent non-degree level courses
- 100-699 represent undergraduate degree level courses
- 700-999 represent graduate degree level courses
This is a hands-on course focusing on the techniques and methods of digital communications and multimedia design. The modules for this methods course include Photoshop; Film & Film editing; Web 2.0 apps; html and basic website design. The course is primarily lab-based, with graded assignments for each module. The course is introductory, and provides a foundation on which to build further technical skills. There is no final exam as students will be marked on their labs and portfolio of work. The portfolio will be a CD or website that approximates what students would provide when applying for employment, and will be marked on the basis of organization of materials (user-interface design), language (appropriateness and clarity), and quality of technical production.
1 Lecture hours and 2 Practicum/Lab hours
Prerequisite(s): 18 credit units including 3 credit units of ENG courses.
Note: A 100-level ART course is recommended prior to or concurrent with this course.
An experiential project-based course involving supervised community-based research. Working in close collaboration with community representatives, small interdisciplinary groups will research a community-defined cultural heritage spatial project. A lecture component will teach concepts of cultural heritage and cultural space theory. Heritage mapping methods including oral interviewing, archival research, and digital geodatabase construction are introduced. Student creative work in the form of maps, web displays, and artistic works will be presented to the community for public use. Registration by students from any discipline is encouraged.
2 Lecture hours and 3 Practicum/Lab hours
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of 24 credit units, submission of an application letter, and permission of the instructor
Note: Students will be required to complete 15 hours of self-directed fieldwork in addition to lecture/lab requirements.
Digital stories are expressed through a variety of media, including visual, verbal, interactive, textual, and acoustic elements. This emerging genre employs many different techniques and platforms, including interactive programing, social computing, hypertexts, narrative games, screencasts, animations, slideshows, digital films, or any combination of a number of multimedia formats to tell stories. In this course you will create your own digital narrative or poetry. Digital Storytelling and New Media Poetics is offered in partnership with Sage Hill Writing Experience so that students benefit from learning alongside creative practitioners from an expert in multimedia design and storytelling. Instruction occurs within a deep-immersion and intense 10 days in the spring or summer.
Prerequisite(s): INCC 210.3; or permission of the instructor.
Note: This course may be offered off-campus, outside of Saskatoon. This is an intensive course: attendance is mandatory. There will be a program fee to cover costs of food and accommodation.
A capstone design course in which advanced principles of history, theory, and design are applied to a suitable interdisciplinary project in new media creation and commentary. The course, which builds upon the foundations established throughout the course of study, focuses on approaches to be taken in defining project objectives and scope, researching suitable contexts, and designing and implementing a new media project. Design philosophy and methods are discussed and explored in the context of the particular assignment. The course requires that the students work in groups to achieve a unified production, which may include a formal essay in addition to blogs, digital films, art, and/or soundscapes published online. Group interaction and performance is monitored throughout. When possible, guest lectures from various industrial and other representatives will be provided to enhance the student's design experience.
1 Lecture hours and 2 Practicum/Lab hours
Prerequisite(s): 75 credit units including INCC 210.3.
Note: This is the capstone course for the Minor in Digital Culture and New Media. Students should have completed the majority of courses required for the minor prior to taking this course.
Designed to develop student's French reading skills particularly for research purposes. Primary emphasis is on the comprehension of a wide variety of texts in French.
2 Tutorial hours